Student Research Day 2024

Welcome to the College of Science at SJSU where we create knowledge and expand opportunity!

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Dao Wang wins Outstanding Thesis Award

Dao Wang '24 MS Meteorology and Climate Science wins SJSU's Outstanding Thesis Award and Dao talks about the award and his thesis.

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Liam Stanton Helps Put the Keys in the Fusion Ignition

Dr. Liam Stanton's simulation models were used to design a breakthrough research in fusion energy.

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Congratulations Spring 2024 Graduates!

You can click the link above to rewatch the ceremony. Good luck grads!

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Professor Rios awarded NASA grant to start Astrobiology program

Dr. Andro Rios recieved funded (totaling $331k) to initiate an Astrobiology Scholars Program between SJSU, Skyline College and NASA Ames.

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SJSU Recognizes Outstanding Staff and Faculty

In the 2023-24 Award Ceremony, staff and faculty were honored including our college's own Professor Gilles Muller who is this year's President’s Scholar.

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Student Research Day

The 19th Annual College of Science Student Research Day will be on Friday, April 19 from 11am - 2pm, at the breezeway/grassy knoll by Duncan Hall and the new ISB.

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Spring 2024 Commencement

Congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2024! Please click on the link above, for more information.

2024 Solar Eclipse

SJSU students take in the partial solar eclipse

NBC Bay Area reports Dr. Aaron Romanowsky provided telescopes to students and passersby to get the best view of the partial solar eclipse.

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A Quantum Leap into New Technology

Dr. Hilary Hurst, Dr. Ehsan Khatami, and Dr. Hiu-Yung Wong lead an all new master’s program in quantum technology.

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ISB Ribbon Cutting

The Interdisciplinary Science Building is now open! Please click the link to see more details about the ISB and the official ribbon cutting!

Elizabeth Skovran's lab

Taking Bio-Recycling to the Next Level

Dr. Elizabeth Skovran and her team's research could lead to an eco-friendly way of recycling the rare earths in old electronic waste.  

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Dr. Wood talks on new research in Greenland's ice shelves

Dr. Mike Wood's new study showing the remaining ice shelves in Greenland are on the verge of collapse.

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KTVU-TV consults Dr. Larabee about spiders falling from the sky

Dr. Fred Larabee explains the web-like substance carrying baby spiders found in the air throughout the Bay Area.

Cassandra Paul

Dr. Paul's work featured in Physics Magazine

A study by Dr. Cassandra Paul and collaborator David Webb shows that changes in course structure can help eliminate grade equity gaps.

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Dr. Kahn on discovering the Octopus Garden

Dr. Amanda Kahn discusses the discovery of the Octopus Garden and the research that followed.  

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Nearly $7 Million Dollars in Funding Awarded to SJSU Researchers

SJSU researchers recently received nearly $7 million in federal funding for STEM education and science research.

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University and College of Science Awardees

The College of Science gave awards to outstanding staff, faculty and alumni in 2023.

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KRON-TV Interviews Dr. Clements about wildfires in Greece

Dr. Craig Clements discusses the wildfire situation and his collaboration with fire experts in Greece.

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Nearly $1 Million Awarded to SJSU Faculty

Dr. Craig Clements, Dr. Plamen Koev, Dr. Hilary Hurst and Dr. Ningkun Wang were all awarded grants for health, safety and STEM research initiatives.

Gina Quan and Annie Chase

Dr. Quan Receives an NSF Grant totaling $1.4 Million

Dr. Gina Quan and Lecturer Annie Chase, are collaborating on an NSF-funded project to support transfer students of color in Physics.

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2023 Faculty Awards Winners

Dr. Aaron Romanowsky and Dr. Cassandra Paul receive President’s Scholar and Outstanding Professor, respectively.

Minghui Diao

The Key is in the Clouds

Dr. Minghui Diao explains the importance in researching clouds and aerosols in order to predict the effects of climate change.

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The Heart of the Matter

Dr. Alexander Payumo shares his motives for his research in the mammalian heart and the impact of his lab's research.

Jonathan Miller

Fox Weather consults Dr. Miller about "California Gold Rush 2.0"

Dr. Jonathan Milller explains why gold prospectors flock to California after historic rain storms. 

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NBC consults Dr. Bridger how climate change impacts the recent storms

Dr. Alison Bridger gives comments to NBC Bay Area about how climate change may impact the recent winter storms in California. 

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Wilkinson’s Lab Join Nobel Prize Winner on Groundbreaking Research

Four SJSU students contribute in an innovating article co-authored by Dr. Katherine Wilkinson and Nobel Prize Winner, Ardem Patapoutian.

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SJSU Students in MBT Win Big at 2022 SVIC

Three teams of Master of Biotechnology students each won awards at this year's Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge.

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Undergrad Student Marianna Velasco awarded Best Poster at ABRCMS

Marianna Velasco receives the Best Poster award in Microbiology from the ABRCMS 2022.

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SJSU WIRC researchers conduct unprecedented Canyon Fire Experiment

Dr. Clements and Dr. Kochanski lead a ground-breaking canyon wildfire study.

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Cal Academy welcomes Dr. Shaffer as a new Academy Fellow

Dr. Scott Shaffer receives Cal Academy's Fellow rank for his notable contributions to science.

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Dr. Campisi's research article featured in the Washington Post

Dr. Marion Campisi's research article about a new method for identifying gerrymanders featured on the Washington Post's website

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Nicholas Taddeo Jr. Creating More Inclusive Opportunities

Nicholas Taddeo Jr.,'69 designates SJSU as a beneficiary to creating more inclusive opportunities in the software development field.

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Barbara Bekins, Paul Byrd and the Gift of Teaching

Hydrologist Barbara Bekins, ’88 MS Math, designates the Paul F. Byrd Scholarship Endowment in the College of Science as a beneficiary to honor her inspiring Math professor.


Information for newly admitted students

A short introduction to the College of Science by Dean Michael Kaufman, a Student and Alumni Panel, and department webinars are linked here.

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